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revolution, chairman of the case foundation and a member of president obama's jobs and competitiveness council. steve, good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of inflection points in those speeches last night. but the notion of h 1 b, immigration, got a huge ovation. i wonder if you think this is real this time, and if so, what has changed? what makes this possible now? >> i think it is a moment there's now bipartisan support for a comprehensive immigration reform approach. i think people in talking about this for more than a decade, in the technology and entrepreneurial community have been talking about stapling green cards to diplomas. now it feels like republicans and democrats are coming together. so hopefully in the next few months we can build this coalition and pass immigration reform with a strong robust high-skilled immigration component. >> you're going to testify today before the senate judiciary committee on this topic. what is the net effect going to be on the effectiveness of startups in this country, on the labor market? because some are still making the market it's actu
, president obama will attempt to pitch the job to firefighters against further raising taxes on the rich. ers kin and bowls will be here with a solution to the sequester. we'll talk about google as it nears $800 a share. and the company that has written detailed reports on how the chinese are hatching american industry. will join us live in the next hour of "squawk on the street." >> all right. make your past to post nine. >> they did it with the offering. this is holding. freeport did its giant equity offering and moves all the way down. eye a buyer here. >> goldman up on gnc. >> gnc has been remarkable. this is like herbalife is a supplement company. sh a retailer people just love and i think it goes higher. >> gilliad. >> when does it quit? the answer is never in an environment where you still get slow growth and they've got a lot of good stuff in the pipes. >> biomarin. >> this is one of those companies that has been a specialist in or fan drugs. i've had them on air on "mad money." they are a remarkably good cup. >> arco. are they in apple, are they out of apple? i think they're in apple
, political activist, director now, co-chair, president obama's election campaign. welcome to post 9. it's great to have you. >> thank you. >> you know how to light up a room, or a trading floor in this case. >> yeah, thank you. it was a lot of fun. this was my first time here. >> definitely the way to see it. this is the primo tour. when you get to come to the balcony. walk us through the new initiative that we have. do you have to try all of these? >> i tried more than this. i tried many, many, many flavors. i didn't try 4 million, but almost 4 million flavors were submitted to the consumers of this contest. i think the million-dollar prize attracted some people. but these are the three finalists. they're really interesting, good flavors. america gets to vote on the winner. >> can you describe what chicken and waffles tastes like? >> you don't know? have you never had chicken and waffles? >> no. >> i have, but i can't imagine it on a potato chip. >> that was a little interesting taste the first time i tasted it. but really creative. very interesting. the sarachi is nice. cheesy garlic
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'll solve it. i was with peggy noonan this weekend on "meet the press." they say obama just wants to scare us, congress wants to scare us too. we're tired of it. we recognize -- roger was on this morning and he said, people are going to wake up and say, wow, the national parks are closed? no, there's not enough -- yes, long lines and travel. maybe take the train for change, maybe get in the car. i just don't think that there is enough to scare us yet. meanwhile, the defense stocks are red-hot. uss truman has to stay docked, can't go to the gulf. let's get some priorities, navy. 250 golf courses, really nice. >> the other side, comes up with bernanke tomorrow, maybe things are better than the market anticipates. and then how does he actually stop it and can he successfully do it so we don't get a huge backup in rates. >> it is a real worry. >> it's got to be. >> of all the people who are going to talk about it, isn't bernanke the guy you want tomorrow if you're a bull in this market? he's likely to go up there more so than some of the other speakers who have been out and around and here and
, they voted to put taxes up on the rich. what obama campaigned on. >> i don't necessarily agree with that the republican party made a loft mistakes. obama won the election happenedly. on this particular issue, the number of cut suss half of what you're talking about and if we can shrink the government and it's been shrinking slowly, it's good for the private sector, it's pro groul growth and i think the sequester is not to be feared. actually going to help economy and the stock market. >> defense sector, for instance, is held up under cliff worries. see how it is under these worries. >> the worst case scenarios ain't gonna happen. i have been through this when i worked for flaengt budget bureau. not going to be a government shutdown. there's going to be a continuing resolution. and they are going to reallocate from defense to non-defense. this story is going to turn out good, not bad. that's my point. going to be a plus story, not a bad story. >> larry, thank you for coming in. be sure to catch larry, "the kudlow report," every week night at 7 p.m. eastern time. coke just tanked
on that poll want the cuts, john. >> that is the sign of the argument obama wants to press. when go beyond the general idea of cutting spending and talk about the specifics, that's where it gets difficult. if you talk about cutting spending on, say, medicare or social security, the public says overwhelmingly, absolutely, don't do that. that's why the sequester cut don't affect the programs in a significant way. looking at law enforcement, border enenforcement, health care, education, there you have the possibility that the public is going too see impacts from the sequester cuts, layoffs and ultimately squawk in a way, maybe not medicare social security level but enough to make congress change. >> fly xbrifrs the military as we now learned. john, thank you vet. john harwood in washington. >>> jc penney seek the biggest sales drop since ron johnson announced that transformation plan 13 months ago. shares down 21%. we have an analyst who has a buy rating on the stock. what's behind his call? that's coming up next. >>> before we go to break, fortune is out with its list of the top 50 most admi
what the impact of obama care really is on the sector. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, josh lipton. apple is not participating in the broader rally over the past three months. will that change anytime soon? find out how you should be playing apple and the rest of the tech sector right after this break. [ male announcer ] let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much, you think. except it's 2% every year. go to e-trade and find out how much our advice and guidance costs. spoiler alert: it's low. it's guidance on your terms, not ours. e-trade. less for us. more for you. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ >>> about an hour into trading. 7:31 on the west coast, 10:30 on the east coast. acme packet shares rallying on the news, up 22%. blackbe
weeks ago. you've got the fiscal cliff issue resolved, and probably more importantly, president obama seems to have pulled the republicans' fangs with respect to the debt ceiling. that's probably the big risk that the market was worried about. >> you made recent changes to your 2013 allocation strategy. some of them are interesting. high volatility u.s. large caps and micro cap stocks. it would seem you're increasing the beta place. when you say u.s. large cap volatile stocks, what do you mean by that? >> well, we believe that there's an evolution in the asset classes that investors are going to be tapping into in the next decade. you know, if you look back over the last 20 years, people spent a lot of time arguing, what was the value stock, what was a growth stock. and a lot of times it was in the eye of the beholder. volatility is a much more objective mesh yasure of what a stock is. you can do very good long term, 80 and 90-year analysis of what this asset class means. and right now, we show high volatility stocks have been beaten down very, very much in the rally, relative to low
, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> the obama administration saying the greatest threat to businesses could be cyber attacks. eamon javers has the latest from washington, d.c. >> good morning, melissa. i'm here outside the center for strategic studies in downtown washington where some of the top security experts are briefing industry trade and think tank folks here on what the rollout is going to be on the president's executive order that he announced on cybersecurity at the state of the union earlier in the week. the white house's top cyber guru talked about the scope and scale of these attacks. >> the threat is becoming more sophisticated and it's becoming more dangerous. we're moving up the threat spectrum from simply the internet equivalent of graffiti up to what you see what happened to saudi aramco with actual destructive impact. >> and what he's talking about there in that attack, officials said it was a month's long attack on the saudi arabian oil company designed to cut off oil production and sale, that hackers might have ability to do that.
could be obama care. do you think that they will expand to employees but no more? what is the impact that you see? >> that is the biggest concern of our franchisees. they don't have enough information. they don't know what they're looking forward to. it's causing a lot of concern. that, too, will also pass through the consumer. >> would it be a big subway outlet, wouldn't it? >> single store has about a dozen employees. >> it's 13 years since you wrote the book "start small, finish big" which was about grass roots entrepreneurship. do you think the environment for those chasing the american dream by setting up their own business has gotten worse or better in those 13 years? >> it's continuously gotten worse, because there's more and more regulations. it's tougher for people to get into business. especially a small business. i tell you, if i started subway today, subway would not exist. because i had an easy time of it in the '60s when i started. i just see a continuous increase in regulation. >> do you have to change the franchises, or is it more generous to startups? do you advance
, president obama is going to come out and propose a short-term deferral of the so-called budget sequester. that is due to take effect on march the 1st with indiscriminate cuts in defense. he needs more time given the congressional budget process from the fiscal cliff, in order to put off the sequester, and come up with a ten-year plan. he's going to propose for several months tens of billions of dollars in both new revenue and spending cuts. this is going to be greeted skeptically from republican leaders. i just spoke with the spokesman for mr. mcconnell, the senate republican leader, who said we would love to see the president's cuts. we'll see if he can reach an agreement to put off that sequester. so far they were able to put off the debt limit which delayed some of the threat to the american economy. this is another attempt to do that. of course, the president's focus largely on immigration today, he's got meetings with the ceos of both yahoo, marissa meier, blankfe blankfein, and trying to focus on that topic. the budget is the most economic back drop at the white house. we'll see wh
kerry will now take over as secretary of state. so a lot of changes here for barack obama. obviously this is typical when you have a second term but of course it's a tricky period for any president to navigate because he's got those familiar faces now parting ways and he's got a whole new crew coming in. >> transportation, too, as my producer points out. and energy one of those that really does have implications for investing. thanks so much. >> yes. >> so is this rally going to continue? on the newsline this morning brian belsky the chief investment strategist with bmo capital markets, good morning to you. >> good morning, carl. thanks for having us. >> what do you make of today and everything that's led up to today starting at the beginning of the year? >> well, i tell you what. this is all about building, quote-unquote, street cred for equities again, rising stock prices do a lot with respect to making people feel better about the institution of equity investing. clearly, some asset allocation models have poured money back into stocks and that is why we've seen near term inflows b
of what happened in newtown as well as concerns president obama would try to restrict gun sales. more on that on my blog tradertalk.cnbc.com. >> bob, welcome home. good to see you back. rick santelli in chicago. good morning, rick. >> good morning, carl. we've all heard the news, there's a lot of gdp shrinkage in japan and third quarter, eurozone. it's very difficult to tell sometimes. look at a 24-hour chart of our ten-year, think what the multinational companies are thinking, looks like rates going you up, auctioned off ten-years, 24 billion. there's a rogue, a new guy on the block. it distorts it a bit. you can see we're coming back down. these yields on this new guy, still a good chance we'll settle above 201.5 close, going back to early april. if you look at a two-day chart of the boone, you can see dynamics in place, about face, suggestion of data, weaker data showed up in the marketplace. look at spain, this is really interesting. a two-week chart of spain basically, wow, these yields are really going down. are even the southern countries have their funding issue fixed now beco
, a hack-a-thon at the white house. we have the details on president obama's silicon valley-like soiree. >>> welcome back to "squawk on the street." it's friday. therefore, it's friday's i decisi edition of the "santelli exchange". the big issues of the day are all wrapped around debt and deficits. no matter how you want to spin it, how you want to deal with it, how you want to avoid it or how you want to get around it, these are at the epicenter. i think back, fannie, freddie, don't see many solutions. those are called government-sponsored enterprises. basically agencies of the federal government that were set up and the boiler-plate was, not guaranteed by the u.s. government. what in essence they were. now, let's think back to some of the new issues of the day, infrastructure bank. in the state of the union, the president called for this as something to build and save the country and the economy. now, let's also look at some acronyms. transportation infrastructure finance and innovation act. that will be expanded to, yes, rise of the zombie clones to create another agency very similar
president obama said too many families who have never missed a payment and want to refinance are being told no and urged the congress to act. in that respect, could you discuss the benefit to both individuals and the national economy of enabling more families to refinance mortgages at today's historically low interest rates? >> well, on the side of the borrowers, if they are able to refinance, then they will have obviously lower payments, lower debt burdens, and to some extent more income and ability to spend. i guess the offset, the question on the other side, is whether there are needed subsidies or other costs and how large those would be. that would be the trade-off i would look at. but it's true from the borrower's point of view being able to refinance at a lower rate is going to increase the chance that you can stay in your house and increase your income. >> wouldn't we in essence be solidifying an entire universe of responsible -- so far responsible -- borrowers to be able to ensure that they can continue to be a responsible borrower, be able to avert any efforts -- any movement towa
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